HOMEOSTASIS AND ECS
Our body tries to maintain a stable, relatively constant internal environment called HOMEOSTASIS. If anything interferes with homeostasis in one of our body systems, it can lead to serious complications and disease of that body system.
For example, the homeostatic checks and balances allows for proper rise and fall of glucose in the blood stream. There is a homeostatic failure when the body overproduces or underproduces the hormone insulin leading to diabetes.
A biochemist by the name of Dr. Mechoulam and his team identified the Endocannabinoid System (ECS) within the body in the 1990’s. We have come to learn that it’s an incredibly sophisticated, widely dispersed homeostatic control system affecting all major body systems
THE ENDOCANNABINOID SYSTEM
The Endocannabinoid System (ECS) makes constant adjustments at its receptor sites CB1 and CB2 in order to maintain homeostasis. CB1 receptors are located in the brain and nervous system. CB2 receptors are mostly in the peripheral organs, especially cells associated with the immune system.
The Endocannabinoid system is the network of receptors that interacts with cannabinoids both endocannabinoids and exocannabinoids.
Endocannabinoids are cannabinoid molecules produced in the human body. Exocannabinoids are cannabinoids produced in the hemp plant. Both interact at the ECS receptor sites, CB1 and CB2, to help fine tune each body system.
When using ARC’s broad spectrum Hemp Extract, you are assured the phytocannabinoids contains over one hundred different organic compounds, botanical terpenes and flavonoids. Functioning as part of the ECS, the phytocannabinoids, unlike the CBD isolate, prove to have a significant medical impact to our body’s health.
*Due to the enormous nature and complexity of the ECS, the information presented here is a simplified and short introduction to this important health promotion and disease prevention system.
PHYTOCANNABINOIDS HEALTH BENEFIT
Endocannabinoid System affects all major body-mind systems. The endocannabinoids and the phytocannabinoids work at the CB1 and CB2 receptor sites in the body-mind systems which explains why phytocannabinoids will have a long and successful role in the practice of medicine.
Research is providing the evidence that cannabinoids have a therapeutic effect on a broad range of conditions.